ERIC Number: ED231121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Programs and Services for the Emotionally Handicapped.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Standards and guidelines are provided for school districts in Hawaii for identification of emotionally handicapped (EH) students, previously designated "seriously emotionally disturbed," and for developing educational programs to serve this population. Differentiation is made between the EH child, who requires special services for severe behavioral or emotional deviations including "acting out" and "withdrawn" behavior, and "alienated" students who are served under another program. An overview of the exceptionality covers such aspects as basic concepts, definitions of commonly used terms, traditional treatment practices (e.g., psychoeducational or ecological approach), compounding exceptionalities, current trends (e.g., neutralization and "fair fight" approaches), and implications of the state plan. Listed in the section on nature and needs of EH students are learning, psychological, emotional, and social characteristics. Implementation guidelines are given for "Childfind" (handicap identification), student evaluation and eligibility, and programing. Included in a resource supplement are a reference section of approximately 900 citations, a list of 20 screening instruments, a list of about 85 publishers of curriculum materials (with addresses and codes for 9 subject topics), an annotated list of 9 resources available from agencies in Hawaii, an annotated list of 7 special education instructional objectives banks, sources of free or inexpensive materials, and 26 other resources for classroom materials. Also included are forms for recordkeeping. (MC)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.